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Texas Senate Candidate Will Take Bitcoins Because Freedom

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How do you run to the right of the second-most conservative person in the U.S. Senate? First, tar him as a liberal in the face of all evidence. Second, start soliciting freedom funds—a.k.a. bitcoins—to finance your campaign.

Stockman, a conservative who is challenging incumbent Sen. John Cornyn in the Republican primary in March, has already had some run-ins with the Federal Election Commission over campaign finance issues — so he may not be the ideal political spokesman for a currency that has no centralized network or official physical form.

Still, Stockman appeared in a Dec. 31 YouTube video expressing support for the virtual currency: "I really think digital money is more about freedom," he said, adding that bitcoin is "a fixed amount of currency at a fixed rate, so very good for the markets." According to Business Insider, he said his Senate campaign would show support by accepting bitcoin donations.

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